Media

Accepted File Types

This page lists the types of files that you can upload to your WordPress.com site.

Before uploading files to your site, please ensure that you own or have the legal right to distribute them. If you do not own the files and do not have express permission from the owner or copyright holder, you may not place them on your site.

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You can upload the following file types to your WordPress.com site through the Media Library:

Images

.jpg
.jpeg
.png
.gif
.webp

See the Images help page for examples and details.


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Documents

.pdf (Portable Document Format; Adobe Acrobat)
.doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
.odt (OpenDocument Text Document)
.xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel Document)
.key (Apple Keynote Presentation)
.ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)

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If you have issues uploading .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation) files to your Business or eCommerce plan site, you can use a mime type plugin like WP Add Mime Types.

See the Uploading Documents help page for examples and details.


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Audio

With any plan subscription, you can upload the following audio file types:

.mp3
.m4a (might not work in all browsers)
.ogg
.wav

See the Audio help page to learn more about adding audio files to your WordPress.com site.

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If you have issues uploading .m4a files, you can try re-encoding it again to .m4a format with an audio conversion software.


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Video

With any Premium, Business, or eCommerce plan, you can upload the following video file types:

.mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4)
.mov (QuickTime)
.wmv (Windows Media Video)
.avi
.mpg
.ogv (Ogg)
.3gp (3GPP)
.3g2 (3GPP2)

Check the VideoPress support guide to learn more about adding videos to your WordPress.com site.

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